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Students at Morton High School can now delve into a whole new world of learning, a virtual reality learning world.

The members of the Rotary Club of Forest used their meeting this past week to fill care boxes for members of the Forest and Morton Mississippi National Guard Units who are currently deployed on active duty serving in the defense of our nation....

Forest High School crowned its 2018 homecoming queen this past Friday night during festivities held as the Bearcats took on the Florence Eagles.

LHS will celebrate its homecoming with festivities September 19, when the Hornets host a community luau at the high school from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and prior to the September 21 home football game against Richland.

Scott Central Attendance Center has announced the 2018-19 Homecoming Court which is pictured here.  Seated from the left are seniors Jessie Reiss, Chryselynn Martin, Zykerra Kincaid, and Olivia Triplett.

Mayor Nancy Chambers recently signed a proclamation officially declaring September 17 through September 23 as Constitution Week in the City of Forest. Pictured here with Mayor Chambers are members of local Hontokala Chapter of the MSDAR.

Birthday Greetings for retired RN Naomi Williams and September Babies


We are saddened by the death of Mrs. Allenteen Watkins who passed Friday, September 14th at the University Medical Center.  Mrs. Watkins was a resident of Bedford in Newton and prior to that time, she was a vibrant face in our community. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00 at Truelight in Walnut Grove.

The Message


God is our Comfort Zone

Do you feel betrayed by someone?  Are you hurting?

“You are my hiding place, O lord; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”  (Psalm 32:7)

Legal Notices September 19







Title 33

Part 203

Chapter 5:  Firearms and  Hunting.

Rule 5.1  General.

(a)   It shall be unlawful to possess  any firearm, air rifle, BB gun or  primitive weapon in a public  park within the Reservoir Project Area, except as otherwise  specifically permitted by applicable state law.

Classified Ads September 19


For Sale. 3 Bedroom, 2 story home with large shop on 1 acre of land. 335 Herring Rd. Morton. Call Tony at 601-507-5324.

3 BR/2 BA for rent with all appliances. No pets. References  and deposit required. Call  601-469-1164.


Nice! 3 BR/2 BA Mobile Home  with all appliances. No pets.  References and deposit required. Call 601-469-1164.


RV LOT - Great location. Call  601-469-9448.


FOR RENT- 2 Bd 2 Ba trailer. Ringgold Comm. Partially furnished, no pets. 601-479-5096

Arrest Report September 12

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 29 – September 5. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Michael Ledbetter, 39, 3267 Sherman Hill, Lake MS, Drugs-Sale Marijuana.

Mary Voncile Higbie

Mary Voncile Tadlock Higbie, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Homewood Methodist Cemetery. Her brother, Bobby Paul Tadlock officiated.

Joan H. Johnson

Mrs. Joan H. Johnson, age 73, and a current resident of Crystal Springs, formerly of Scott County, passed away at her daughter's home on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after an extended illness.

Katie Ritchie

Mrs. Katie Ritchie, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her residence in Forest, MS. Visitation was held Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. Services followed September 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. There was no graveside services.



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